The Regulation of Prostitution in Europe

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American Social Hygiene Assoc., 1914 - Prostitution - 15 pages
 

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Page 2 - To acquire and diffuse knowledge of the established principles and practices and of any new methods, which promote, or give assurance of promoting, social health ; to advocate the highest standards of private and public morality ; to suppress commercialized vice ; to organize the defense of the community by every available means, educational, sanitary, or legislative, against the diseases of vice; to conduct on request inquiries into the present condition of prostitution and the venereal diseases...
Page 2 - Association shall be to acquire and diffuse knowledge of the established principles and practices and of any new methods which promote, or give assurance of promoting, social health; to advocate the highest standards of private and public morality; to suppress commercialized vice...
Page 2 - The American Social Hygiene Association, Inc. 105 West Fortieth Street, New York City PRESIDENT CHARLES W. ELIOT, Cambridge, Mass. VICE-PRESIDENTS ACTIVE HONORARY DAVID STARR JORDAN Miss JANE ADDAMS WILLIAM T.
Page 11 - I did not meet a single police official who favored the concentration of even registered prostitutes in a single neighborhood. Not only is such concentration or segregation impracticable; it is highly undesirable. Prostitution like crime is most dangerous and most offensive when it collects in nests. The segregation of prostitution, even if feasible, would be objectionable precisely as the segregation of criminals would be objectionable.
Page 8 - She has, indeed, no other way of gaining subsistence, for the law stamps her a professional prostitute. To this end she must find customers. Where shall she find them? Obviously on the streets, in cafes, theatres, and other resorts. . . .Street walking and soliciting in the streets and elsewhere are therefore universal in regulated towns. These practices are objectionable because they offend against public decency; because, by making professional prostitution more profitable, they make it more alluring;...
Page 4 - Time was when regulation prevailed throughout almost the whole of Europe. It has now died out in Great Britain, Holland, Denmark, Norway, and Switzerland excepting only the city of Geneva. It cannot be said to be vigorous any longer even in a single one of the countries in which it still exists. The system is on its last legs in France, Belgium, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Sweden, and Italy. In only two towns, Hamburg and Budapest, do the municipal authorities as a whole any longer tenaciously cling...
Page 3 - regulation ;" the second is somewhat unfortunately called "abolition." Regulation means that prostitution is tolerated on certain conditions ; abolition means, not, as one might suppose, the abolition of prostitution or even an effort to abolish prostitution, but simply the abolition of regulation and legalized toleration. In a word, regulation endeavors to get along with prostitution by subjecting it to certain rules which practically constitute a license to practise prostitution subject to these...
Page 4 - As to the details of regulation. The word is ordinarily employed in America as if regulation were a definite policy, formulated in unambiguous terms. Such is not the fact. No two countries and no two cities still adhering to regulation practise it in the same way.
Page 2 - The purposes of this Association shall be to acquire and diffuse knowledge of the established principles and practices and of any new methods, which promote or give assurance of promoting, social health ; to advocate the highest standards of private and public morality; to suppress...
Page 7 - EUROPE 7 orderly and decent way of living? Obviously the latter. Inscription must therefore be limited to women who practise prostitution as their sole means of livelihood. If, however, the child prostitute and the incidental prostitute are not enrolled and cannot be enrolled, regulation is bound to fail by reason of the fact that it is applicable to only a small part of the prostitute army. When therefore the registration of prostitutes is recommended to American cities I suggest that the question...

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